EVENT SUMMARY: 2013 Firestone 550

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Firestone 550
Saturday, June 8, 2013

Race Winner: Helio Castroneves
Official box score – View PDF

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POST-RACE ANALYSIS

Box score: View PDF
Lap chart: View PDF
Leader lap summary: View PDF
Pit stop summary: View PDF

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 3 Helio Castroneves 259
2 25 Marco Andretti 237
3 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 232
4 11 Tony Kanaan 195
5 77 Simon Pagenaud 194
5 14 Takuma Sato 194
7 9 Scott Dixon 193
8 19 Justin Wilson 184
9 27 James Hinchcliffe 176
10 10 Dario Franchitti 168
11 83 Charlie Kimball 162
12 12 Will Power 152
13 5 EJ Viso 150
14 16 James Jakes 148
14 67 Josef Newgarden 148
16 20 Ed Carpenter 140
17 78 Simona de Silvestro 137
18 15 Graham Rahal 135
19 22/4 Oriol Servia 123
20 55 Tristan Vautier (R) 121
21 7 Sebastien Bourdais 109
22 98 Alex Tagliani 103
23 17/18 Mike Conway 97
24 6 Sebastian Saavedra 88
25 4 JR Hildebrand 79
26 2 AJ Allmendinger 65
27 26 Carlos Muñoz 54
28 18 Ana Beatriz 53
29 8/4 Ryan Briscoe 48
30 63 Pippa Mann 14
31 41 Conor Daly 11
32 60 Townsend Bell 10
33 91 Buddy Lazier 8
33 81 Katherine Legge 8

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 63
2 Honda 57

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Top-five finisher bonus winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Driver Payout
1 3 Helio Castroneves $90,000
2 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay $85,000
3 27 James Hinchcliffe $70,000
4 9 Scott Dixon $65,000
5 14 Takuma Sato $60,000
6 18 Mike Conway $55,000
7 25 Marco Andretti $50,000
8 19 Justin Wilson $40,000
9 11 Tony Kanaan $35,000
9 77 Simon Pagenaud $35,000
11 10 Dario Franchitti $25,000
11 16 James Jakes $25,000
11 15 Graham Rahal $25,000
14 20 Ed Carpenter $15,000
14 83 Charlie Kimball $15,000
14 22 Oriol Servia $15,000
17 4 JR Hildebrand $10,000
17 67 Josef Newgarden $10,000
17 12 Will Power $10,000

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Payout
1 55 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports $240,000
2 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $235,000
3 6 Dragon Racing $195,000
4 2 Penske Racing $65,000
5 26 Andretti Autosport $25,000

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IMPORTANT TIMES

Green flag: 8:40 PM EDT*
Race broadcast: 8:30 PM EDT on ABC
Qualifying: 4:30-6:00 PM EDT Friday
(No TV broadcast)
Practice sessions: 1:30-2:45 PM EDT Friday
7:45-8:15 PM EDT Friday
Drivers meeting: 7:00-8:00 PM EDT
Live stream on INDYCAR ’13
Full weekend schedule: View PDF
Radio/live timing and scoring: INDYCAR Race Control

*7:40 PM CDT (local), 6:40 PM MDT, 5:40 PM PDT, 9:40 PM BRT, 12:40 AM Sun GMT, 12:40 PM Sun NZST, 10:40 AM Sun AEST, 9:40 AM Sun JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: Oval
Length: 1.5 miles
Race distance: 228 laps (342 miles, ~550 km)
Number of turns: 4
Track map: View PNG
Start: Rolling
Restarts: Single-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @TXMotorSpeedway, #Firestone550
Weather forecast:
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ENTRANT FACTS

Entry list: View PDF
Past entrant performance: View PDF
Spotter guide: View PDF
Pit assignments: View PDF
Wing configuration: Superspeedway
Boost level: 130 kPa
Tires available per entry: A new Firehawk tire specification has been developed, with each entry receiving nine sets (36 total tires) for the race weekend, with a total of 1,170 tires available. The updated spec, based off results from a tire test at Auto Club Speedway in February, features a slightly softer body construction and tread compound on the left-side tires to increase grip and a slightly harder right-side tread compound to add durability.· Rookie drivers and those outside the top 10 in points receive a 10th set of tires for use only in the opening practice session.· Tire stagger: A single stagger of approximately 0.45 of an inch is available for all teams. Stagger, created by molding the right rear tire with a larger diameter than the left rear, helps race cars turn more naturally and smoothly on oval tracks.

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HISTORY

Last five wins: 2012 – Justin Wilson, Dale Coyne Racing
2011 – (Race 1) Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
2011 – (Race 2) Will Power, Team Penske
2010 – Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske
2009 – Helio Castroneves, Team Penske
2008 – Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Last five poles: 2012 – Alex Tagliani, Bryan Herta Autosport (215.691 MPH)
2011 – Alex Tagliani, Sam Schmidt Motosports (215.186 MPH)
2010 – Ryan Briscoe, Team Penske (215.273 MPH)
2009 – Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing (214.513 MPH)
2008 – Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing (214.878 MPH)
Track lap record: 236.678 MPH (2001, Paul Tracy (CART sanction))

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SESSION TIMES

Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 6 3 Helio Castroneves C 228
2 3 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 228
3 13 11 Tony Kanaan C 228
4 9 20 Ed Carpenter C 228
5 2 25 Marco Andretti C 228
6 4 10 Dario Franchitti H 227
7 1 12 Will Power C 227
8 7 67 Josef Newgarden H 227
9 12 27 James Hinchcliffe C 227
10 5 5 EJ Viso C 227
11 21 14 Takuma Sato H 227
12 10 16 James Jakes H 227  
13 23 77 Simon Pagenaud H 226
14 18 6 Sebastian Saavedra C 226
15 20 19 Justin Wilson H 226
16 22 78 Simona de Silvestro C 226
17 8 83 Charlie Kimball H 226
18 24 55 Tristan Vautier (R) H 225
19 16 4 Oriol Servia C 225
20 15 7 Sebastien Bourdais C 224
21 17 15 Graham Rahal H 223
22 14 98 Alex Tagliani H 223
23 11 9 Scott Dixon H 61 Mechanical
24 19 18 Pippa Mann H 2 Mechanical

Red=Non-Leaders Circle entry

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Starting line-up: View PDF
Serving engine penalties: 55-Vautier, 77-Pagenaud, 78-de Silvestro.

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Practice 2 – Friday late

2013-08-TEX-Practice2

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Qualifying results: View PDF
55-Vautier did not qualify due to an engine change following early practice.
14-Sato did not qualify due to the team missing its spot in the pre-qualifying technical inspection line, the result of a gearbox problem.

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Practice 1 – Friday early

2013-08-TEX-Practice1

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Qualifying order: View PDF

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PRE-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 25 Marco Andretti 206
1 3 Helio Castroneves 206
3 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 191
4 9 Scott Dixon 186
5 77 Simon Pagenaud 177
6 14 Takuma Sato 175
7 19 Justin Wilson 169
8 11 Tony Kanaan 160
9 27 James Hinchcliffe 154
10 83 Charlie Kimball 149
11 10 Dario Franchitti 140
12 16 James Jakes 130
12 5 EJ Viso 130
14 15 Graham Rahal 126
15 67 Josef Newgarden 124
15 12 Will Power 124
17 78 Simona de Silvestro 123
18 22 Oriol Servia 112
19 55 Tristan Vautier (R) 109
20 20 Ed Carpenter 108
21 7 Sebastien Bourdais 99
22 17/18 Mike Conway 97
23 98 Alex Tagliani 95
24 4 JR Hildebrand 79
25 6 Sebastian Saavedra 72
26 2 AJ Allmendinger 65
27 26 Carlos Muñoz 54
28 18 Ana Beatriz 53
29 8/4 Ryan Briscoe 48
30 41 Conor Daly 11
31 60 Townsend Bell 10
32 91 Buddy Lazier 8
32 83 Katherine Legge 8
32 63 Pippa Mann 8

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 54
2 Honda 51

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Top-five finisher bonus winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Driver Payout
1 27 James Hinchcliffe $70,000
2 9 Scott Dixon $65,000
3 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay $60,000
3 14 Takuma Sato $60,000
5 18 Mike Conway $55,000
5 3 Helio Castroneves $55,000
7 25 Marco Andretti $40,000
7 19 Justin Wilson $40,000
9 77 Simon Pagenaud $35,000
10 10 Dario Franchitti $25,000
10 16 James Jakes $25,000
10 15 Graham Rahal $25,000
13 11 Tony Kanaan $15,000
13 83 Charlie Kimball $15,000
13 22 Oriol Servia $15,000
16 4 JR Hildebrand $10,000
16 67 Josef Newgarden $10,000
16 12 Will Power $10,000

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Payout
1 55 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports $210,000
2 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $195,000
3 6 Dragon Racing $160,000
4 2 Penske Racing $65,000
5 26 Andretti Autosport $25,000
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